Windows reinstall . How often [ -?- ]

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cosmin, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Quite an instable ideea ... but we may post our suggestion .
    Mine lives more than 2 years ..
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    When I run into the NAV 2002 mycomp.sca file problem. Symantec wake up, you're loosing me as a customer...
     
  3. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    wrong place SnookBooger , wrong place !
     
  4. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Usually 6 months or so. Generally when i fill it up with crap and it gets really slow, or i do a major upgrade (mobo/CPU)

    JJB
     
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Quote: wrong place SnookBooger , wrong place


    Wrong place for what? I answered the question with the reason behind a reformatt/reinstall.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    This is the longest I have gone. Three months & counting. Damn xp. Now I am going to forget how to reinstall it. :mad:
     
  7. allan

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    Never unless something makes it necessary to do so. I'm a real believer in: If it ain't broke........
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That's why I was always reinstalling win9x. Even looking at ME was enough to corrupt the registry. I've done things in xp which had it been 9x would have meant a format again, again & again. It's nice to actually get some computer time in without having to worry about stability.
     
  9. Smoke286

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    I got close to a year without having to format
     
  10. allan

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    Hipster - I have 4 systems running 98SE and all were set up about 3-4 years ago. Two are at my office and two at home. Never had to do a reinstall on any of them.
     
  11. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    longest i have had my system up wit out reinstall 5 months, damn windows, why cant ms make it stable to leave it stay up longer, damn them, man linux does a better job, oh well.
     
  12. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well I have yet to need to do a reinstall of Windows XP but I also don't remember how long I've had ii installed
     
  13. unless testing on a test computer .... only once on each computer. if setup right theres never been any real problems..
     
  14. sboulema

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    I only format when i make a big change to my hardware. longest time windows has been up was a year. Formatted a week ago because i changed my hdd.
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I usually screw it up after a few months, my current XP installation is the longest any Windows or Linux version has ever been on my PC
     
  16. tengcm

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    Hmmm... Just formated yesterday because system became unstabled
     
  17. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    My windows is never more than a couple of weeks old. After a fresh install (fully tweaked) & installing all my favourite programs I go online once to get an AV. update then I make a drive image & save it to a partition. After doing this I start to make a list of all the changes I make no matter how small (tweaks, updates, new programs etc.). Then I reinstall the image, make the changes & back it up again. Now my image is bang up to date & less than 12 hours old.
    ;-)